Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
My Current Job/Company: Director, Human Resources for Horizon Lines, an Ocean Shipping and Logistics Company headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
I feel my deepest level of job satisfaction when I am able to provide meaningful feedback and insight to an employee confronting a challenging issue, searching for a new career, or simply in need of someone who will listen. I’ve found that Human Resource professionals play a critical role in bridging the gap between an organization’s culture/current state, and the desired state, by providing candid and fact-based information to leaders who can influence change. I’m in this profession to make a difference.
Working hard, every day, to be the best mother, wife, daughter and friend that I can be.
Jon (amazing husband) and three daughters, Sydney (23), Samantha (18) and Cameron (10)
My parents, Tom and Sue Cooper. My parents taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance, and to be thankful every day for all of the blessings in my life.
I love the Caribbean, but after our recent move to North Carolina, I’ve fallen in love with the mountains!
My Pet Peeve:
Red wine, milk chocolate, floating on a raft in the pool on a hot summer day listening to music, and taking a nap on Sunday afternoon.
Hectic, and loving every minute of it. This year, I have a daughter graduating from college, a daughter graduating from high school, and a daughter graduating from elementary school.
My parents, my husband, my girls, my brother and my friends; Shopping and Ohio State Buckeye football
My Quote(s) on Life:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
“Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.” -Max L. Forman
I find the most enjoyment in accessorizing and decorating my home, however, my husband would say that I like shoes!
My Advice to Young Women:
Find confidence and build upon it every day. Surround yourself with outstanding mentors. Accept feedback and trust in the advice of those you admire. Acknowledge and learn from your mistakes, and then put them behind you and move on.
How I Balance it All….
Stay organized, align and realign priorities, set personal and professional goals.
Offer help when you can and receive help when you need it. Most importantly, take time to reflect on your life and your work, and give yourself a pat on the back!